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The Resource Bingham McHale LLP collection

Bingham McHale LLP collection

Label
Bingham McHale LLP collection, 1912-2011
Title
Bingham McHale LLP collection
Inclusive dates
1912-2011
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes materials about the law firm of Bingham McHale, formerly Bingham Summers Welsh and Spilman, from 1912 to 2011. Much of the information regards Governor Matthew E. Welsh, who was a partner in the firm. This includes the tribute dinner given to him by Vincennes University in 1993 and a speech of his reminiscences. Claude M. Spilman's World War II memoirs, which he wrote while a partner at the firm, tells of his experiences in Germany and France. Mr. Spilman (1920-1983) was awarded a Silver Star "for gallantry in action in German on October 8, 1944. His biography is included at the end of the booklet. There are photographs of the attorneys involved in Victory Field baseball diamond being built in Indianapolis, as well as client brochures and the history of the firm written by the firm's 37-year librarian, Nikki Schofield. This history includes a picture of Hoagy Carmichael who worked for the firm before beginning his music career. An article about Kelly Kappes, a labor lawyer, is included with a photograph of the Labor Practice Group
Biographical or historical data
The law firm began in 1914 when James Bingham began practicing law on his own, after he left a small firm. Mr. Bingham graduated from Wabash College in 1911, but never attended law school. In 1918, George Bingham joined his son but they never formed a partnership. When Maurice Mendenhall came on board in 1925, the firm of Bingham Mendenhall and Bingham began. Maurice left in 1937, and Charles Cook joined the firm, so the name changed to Bingham Cook and Bingham. After George Bingham died in 1947, a young World War II hero, Claude Spilman, added his name to the firm's title, thus becoming Bingham Cook and Spilman. In 1949, with the addition of Paul Summers, the name became Bingham Summers and Spilman. When Matthew Welsh left the governor's office in 1965, the firm became Bingham Summers Welsh and Spilman, and kept that name for 36 years. In 1970, the firm moved from the Circle Tower to the first skyscraper in Indianapolis, the new Indiana National Bank Tower. Here, the firm grew from 12 attorneys to 54 attorneys and ten paralegals in January 1989, when the firm moved to the new Market Tower. Since that time, there have been three firms to merge with BSWS. In January 2002, McHale Cook and Welch came, resulting in the name changing to Bingham McHale. In November 2005, Kiefer and McGoff joined the firm. In January 2008, McTurnan and Turner became part of the firm. In May 2008, there were 140 attorneys in four office. Bingham McHale was the fourth largest law firm in the State of Indiana.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Bingham McHale
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schofield, Nikki
  • Bingham, Summers, Welsh & Spilman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carmichael, Hoagy
  • Kappes, Kelly
  • Spilman, Claude M
  • Welsh, Matthew E.
  • Victory Field (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Vincennes University
  • Law firms
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Bingham McHale LLP collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/272
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/03/10 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21086850
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Nikki Schofield on 2011/11/03.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990269238
  • (OCoLC)990269238
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box
Label
Bingham McHale LLP collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/272
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/03/10 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21086850
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Nikki Schofield on 2011/11/03.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990269238
  • (OCoLC)990269238
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box

Library Locations

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